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Petite Delight Bee Balm

SKU: AM014370
$13.32
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Overview
Dwarf Petite Delight Bee Balm grows only to 12-16" tall, but has large rosy pink flowers, and deep green leaves. (Monarda)
key features
Botanical Name
Monarda didyma Petite Delight PP#10784
Advantages
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Easy To Grow, Long Bloom Time, Naturalizes, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Mass Plantings
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet
Mature Height
12-16" tall
Mature Spread
12-18" wide
Bloom Time
Mid to late summer

Description

About the Monardas This is a hybrid of the famous American wildflower with the bright red crown-shaped flowers, a description of the large scarlet blooms everyone and every hummingbird loves.

There are other species, but our famous Monarda or Bee Balm is native from the far north all the way south to Georgia, it was first discovered by world famous plant explorer John Bartram during the colonial era. Since its a member of the mint family with fragrant foliage, Bee Balm was always a medicinal plant of the native Americans, and today adds wonderful color to perennial gardens and wildflower meadows. Its a strong-growing perennial that likes moisture, and will grow in sun or partial shade.

As with all Bee Balms, the bloom begins in mid-summer, and if you cut off spent flowers for about three weeks, you'll extend the blooming into fall.